DACA FRUSTRATION: Trump campaign worker sends letter to DML
Feb 12, 2018 Written by DML
I’ve been writing a book for nearly a year. It’s called Fighting For Trump, and it tells the stories of Americans who fought for Trump to win the White House despite it coming at great personal expense.
I’ve interviewed people who lost their children and family members over their support of Trump. Some people lost their jobs, others got beat up physically. Intertwined through the stories is my own personal journey as it connects to Trump. I share stories never told before.
With DACA on the cusp of being reality, I am receiving a flood of emails from people throughout the country who feel manipulated and cheated by the man they fought so hard for. Below is an email from one of Trump’s campaign workers. It reflects the downside of Fighting For Trump.
Today I went to a rally for the top polling GOP (also pro-Trump) gubernatorial candidate in CA, Travis Allen, though he has almost no chance of advancing to the general election.
I met lots of the top CA Trump campaign people I hadn’t seen since last year. Sadly, all of them I spoke with today think Trump is doing a fantastic job, playing chess even. However, for every volunteer that thinks he can do no wrong, I have spoken with another volunteer who is furious with the job he’s doing.
The only thing that gave them pause about this immigration framework was mentioning the fact that chain migration would not end for 10-20 years. Why do we even need a deal at all? No deal is better than a bad one. Just enforce the law and let them go back on their own. I talked to about 100 Allen supporters today and almost all of them thought I was nuts to suggest the wall won’t get built even with funding.
I feel like I’m living in the movie Groundhog Day. 2016 was electrifying but right now I feel worse than when Obama was elected. At least then I knew what to expect. Trump will get away with far more than Obama or Hillary ever could and this scares the hell out of me.
After all we sacrificed to get him elected, it’s disgraceful how he’s turned his back on us.
Nobody did more than you Dennis.
Before I joined his campaign, I drove hundreds of miles through the snow to several of his rallies in a different state to speak with him about immigration, which I did every time. I would get no sleep and then stand for 8 hours in the cold to be sure I was first in the door.
At these events I met so many great people:
1) There was the former Underwater Demolition Team swimmer I saw every time who said Trump was the only person in the world he’d take a bullet for
2) There was the World War 2 vet who said he could finally die peacefully knowing that Trump would fix our problems
3) There was the woman who nearly lost her marriage of 30 years for supporting Trump
4) There was the guy who got his nose broken by protestors at a Trump rally
5) There was the guy who lost his job because his co-workers accused him of harassment after they found out he was a Trump supporter
6) There was the 86 year old on oxygen who spent most of his savings to get from CA to NV just to help Trump campaign for a week
And not to mention the many countless others who put themselves out there, faced ridicule, lost relationships, and donated endless time we could have spent with loved ones.
Trump owes it to us to keep his promises.
I think it’ll take a miracle for this amnesty not to pass but I’ll keep fighting to make sure it doesn’t.
Democrats are blocking GOP Senators from debating proposals sought by GOP voters during the Senate’s debate on immigration, and are demanding the Senate only discuss the terms of an amnesty for millions of illegals.
The surprise Democratic filibuster began Tuesday morning when the Senate’s Majority Leader, GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, introduced an amendment restricting sanctuary cities, which polls show are very unpopular. Sen. Chuck Schumer quickly refused consent, saying it “doesn’t address dreamers, nor does it address border security.”
“We need to be focusing on making laws that deal with those two issues, not making a point,” Schumer later told reporters. “We want to do two things – protect Dreamers and get 60 votes.”
“The path to sixty [votes] is by focusing” on just those issues, said Sen. Chris Coons who has drafted an amnesty bill with GOP Sen. John McCain. “I think we should stay on this topic until we get this job done,” Coons said, adding:
If we build bipartisanship in solving this, something that has long been the hallmark of Senator [John] McCain’s leadership in this body for more than three decades, I think we then lay the groundwork for bigger and more important work.
When asked by a reporter how the chain migration issue could be split from citizenship for younger illegal immigrants, Schumer simply widened the Democrats’ demands by suggesting that the illegal-immigrant parent’s young illegals should also get amnesty. “The parents are not outside the scope [of the ‘dreamer’ issue] — it is one of the issues we are looking at.”
The Democrats’ ‘dreamer’ bills are intended to win amnesty for at least 3.25 million young illegals, regardless of their huge cost and their impact on Americans’ workplaces and communities.
The Democrats’ demand for a focus on the illegals and “border security” would silence debate about the GOP’s popular plans to curb or end sanctuary cities, chain migration, the visa lottery, and the border loopholes which create “catch and release” laws which require the government help move unskilled migrants and MS-13 gang members into the United States. The gag order would also silence any debate on the workplace and civic impacts of mass-immigration.
In his press conference, McConnell slammed Democrats’ filibuster, while also shrugging off objections from the pro-amnesty reporters. McConnell said:
There is no reason in the world that if there is a core 60 votes to support something we can’t achieve it in the next few days … I’m not trying to dictate to them what they offer, they should not be trying to dictate to us what we offer, we ought to just get started …
I appreciate your advice about how to handle this — we’ll decide the order in which we offer our [amendments], and I’m not trying to dictate to them the order which they may offer their [amendments] … We need to get started. We could have voted on amendments today.
We’ve got multi-days here to deal with an issue we’ve been talking about for a very long time. There is no reason not to come together and get a solution this week. This has been going on endlessly — they shut down the government over this [in January]. I want to see what they want to do. I assumed they had an idea here to lay before the Senate since they took us into a government shutdown. They actually requested the date that I ended up agreeing to … Where’s the [Democratic] plan?
Under Senate rules, debates proceed 30 hours after a proposal is made, unless the Senators provide unanimous consent. Schumer and his Democrats are denying the “UC,” but once the 30 hours are up, McConnell will be able to force the Democrats to debate or vote on various amendments, likely on Thursday.
The Democrats’ reluctance to debate the issues is also highlighted by their refusal to submit any proposed amendments, even though GOP Senators had already submitted almost 10 proposals, a Capitol Hill source said early afternoon. “The Democrats have not offered a single amendment yet … they don’t want to have an immigration debate – they only want a DACA debate. That’s not what we agreed to have a debate on.”
“We’re going to keep fighting every way we can,” Schumer told reporters while repeating his demand that GOP-leaning amendments be kept out of the debate. He said:
We Democrats have always said that the issue of family unification is something not part of ‘dream.’ If you want to do that .. but tot put that as part of the mix here makes no sense … Once you go outside the boundaries of border security, dreamers, experience shows you run amuck.
The Democratic filibuster reflects the popularity of the President Donald Trump’s 2016 immigration proposals — and the unpopularity of the Democrats’ pro-amnesty, pro-migration, pro-cheap labor policies.
Immigration polls which ask people to pick a priority or decide which options are fair, show that voters in the polling booth put a high priority on helping their families and fellow nationals get decent jobs in a high-tech, high-immigration, low-wage economy. Those results are very different from the “Nation of Immigrants” polls which are funded by business and progressives, and which pressure Americans to say they welcome migrants.